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    You might want to research the meaning of the acronym SPOOL. (Simultaneous Peripheral Operation Off Line) for similar setups.

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    Back in college days, I remember executing numerical Fortran programs by running my
    punched cards through the card reader. Then we would wait in the reception area for
    our output sheets to be printed out. During the final weeks of the semester,
    there would be a loooooong line of students waiting for their prints.

    And I vividly remember the Post-Mortem Dump....

    ziloo

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